Monday, April 8, 2013

Wonderful Wedding Decor Inspiration: Pompoms

Pom-poms are wonderful decorations which can be used for the wedding ceremony and reception.  The materials needed are also cheap compared with other craft projects.  They can be made out of yarn, tissue paper, or recycled fabric.  Yes, if you are working on a small budget, decorating with poms is a great way to create a cheerful, dreamlike ambiance, fitting for a wedding. 

Pompoms come in many sizes - from small bursts of colors  to large balls of fluffy radiance; you can make them as little or as big as you like. Poms can be sewn into a string to make a garland of puffs, seemingly floating in the air.  They can also adorn the banquet table as centerpieces and prettify each place setting. 

The trims can be cut in various degrees of slantness to replicate different blooms.  Of course, you can choose from a wide variety of shades to match your motif.  Some couples choose to fill the place with a rainbow of happy poms while in some weddings, you can see lovely clusters of poms of the same hue like giant hydrangeas suspended in the air.

Take a look at these real wedding inspirations I've gathered from a couple of wedding websites.  You can click on the links after each photo to read the exact details.

rainbow color pompoms
Lauren & Ian Wedding via Birchtree Photography
(found via)

multicolored wedding pompoms
Jen & Ben Wedding via The RocknRoll Bride

pink pompoms

 Kate & John Wedding via Before the Big Day

pompoms hung from ceiling
found via

pompoms tossed in a wedding

I love this idea of decorating an entire wall with large poms and pinwheels in assorted colors and patterns to create a quirky, gleeful backdrop for wedding photos. So fun and pretty:)

wall covered with pompoms photo backdrop
Photography by Love Is A Big Deal 
Poms by Simply Nesting

Nope, pom-poms aren't just suitable as indoor decorations.  If you will have an outdoor wedding, colored poms would be stunning against the natural light and greenery, like these cascading pink and purple poms set in a garden wedding reception. 

Poms by PomGlow

Pompom wedding decorations can be pretty easy to make too.  If you enjoy crafting or if you would like to try your hands on making poms, here are DIY tutorials from various blogs that you can check out: DIY Tissue Paper Pompoms at Boho Weddings, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, RocknRoll Bride and Martha Stewart Weddings.  Fabric Pompoms at Once Wed, Green Wedding Shoes, and Craftaholics AnyonymsHere (found via: Bridal Musings) is a video tutorial by Creature Comforts on how to make Yarn Pom Poms. RMW blog also takes on this DIY.

However, if you don't have time to make a whole bunch of poms, you can order readily-made pom poms.  Each set comes with all the accessories needed so all that's left to do is fluff and set them.  Here are a couple of Etsy shops that sell beautiful handmade poms.  HINT: Check out the many different ways in which you can decorate or embellish with poms.

wedding decor pompoms

pompoms wedding reception decor

pompoms wedding decorations

wedding car decorated with pompom garland

Which of these ways of styling poms have you incorporated in your wedding or would you consider for your wedding?  If you have other ides on how to style pompoms for a wedding, please share them.  And if you know of other useful tutorials online, you're welcome to share the links in your comment.  Thanks for reading :) 


Anonymous said...

Tissue Paper Pom Poms are so versatile and make a fantastic, affordable decoration for many occasions. There are so many beautiful ways they can be used which you have captured with all of the gorgeous pictures you found! Thank you for featuring my Pom Poms!

Rachel :)
Makelle Designs

Jaclyn said...

Wow! I really enjoyed all of these. Thank you for including my coffee filter poms, Rachel. Great post!

3 Cousins said...

Thanks so much for including my lace garland in this beautiful post :)